Fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral

#105

Fire started slightly before 6 there time…right about the exact time it would have it they left work without leaving eyes on there torchdown.

#106

It was undergoing a 20 year-long renovation. Why?
Don’t you think that over the course of 800 years it has had other renovations?
I doubt that there is an intact, 800 year old wooden structure anywhere in the world.

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#107

It will have the funding to be rebuilt tenfold. But there is no shaking the simple fact that a restoration is a replica, and Theseus and all that…

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#108

Firefighters say main structure ‘saved and preserved’!

A spokesman for the Paris firefighters says the two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction as the flames begin to wane. Three or four more hours needed to contain the fire, he adds.

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#109

How many interactions have you had with Denverites?

Maybe you just caught them on a bad day after the Broncos lost…again…

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#110

Some of that was built by shipwrights, yes you can have machine/saws etc but most of bending/shaping was all done by hand. To make a machine and program it for few piece isn’t worth the cost…unless you’re planing on mass production.

This is specially work that I’ve talked about in the past where automation isn’t practical.

#111

I lived there for over a year.

#112

Notre Dame has been torn up before

During the French Revolution in the 18th century, the cathedral was vandalised in widespread anti-Catholic violence: its spire was dismantled, its treasures plundered and its large statues at the grand entrance doors destroyed.

#113

Its nothing that cant be done again if money isnt an issue. It would take serious effort and skilled labours and engineers

#114

The skills is hardest part IMO…but it can be done. And who knows…maybe we will see revile of some kind coming from this.

#115

Wood bending is a nightmare me and my brother built a canoe.

#116

Of course, any rot or dry rot has to be replaced.

#117

Lots of clamps. :wink:

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#118

The first thing I thought was that it was the Catholic church at Notre Dame University and made me wonder if it was intentionally set as retaliation for the 3 minority churches that were burned down last week by a racist ass. Then I couldn’t believe my ears…it’s Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris! OMG! I then wondered if it was intentionally set by a Muslim? I don’t for one second believe that it’s an accident and the probability is that it’s not. Now the question becomes, who is behind this act of arson?

#119

Didn’t even bother waiting till the fire was cooled eh?

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#120

accident happen all the time a construction sites.

#121

Nah, never. Must be Muslims.

#122

I’ll never make the PC squad my friend. When I hear that something bad took place, there’s usually an ass behind it? I don’t consider this to be any different but the question becomes, who’s the ass? Let’s just say, you may think it’s an accident but I believe it’s an asscident.

#123

Construction sites are safest places in the world.

#124

Being “PC” is not jumping to conclusions based on zero info then? Gotcha.

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